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chorale prelude

noun, Music.
a composition usually for organ that is based on a chorale or other hymn tune and is typically contrapuntal in style.
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First recorded in 1920-25 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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chorale prelude

a composition for organ using a chorale as a cantus firmus or as the basis for variations
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